Schulman Named Interim Provost at WLU

After West Liberty University’s interim provost became its interim president, a new interim provost has arrived on campus.
West Liberty University welcomed Mark Schulman as its new interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. A Washington D.C. native, Schulman comes to WLU through The Registry, an outside higher education interim placement agency.
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Schulman to our campus and look forward to his expertise and leadership in this important role,” said Cathy Monteroso, interim president.
Monteroso served as interim provost prior to Schulman.
Utilizing the assistance of an outside higher education interim placement agency known as The Registry, WLU selected Schulman to serve in this position until a full-scale search is launched.
Schulman has worked as a higher education consultant since his retirement from the presidency of Presidio Graduate School (San Francisco and Seattle) in 2017. Prior to Presidio, his presidencies included Saybrook University (San Francisco and Seattle) from 2010 to 2016, Goddard College (Plainfield, Vt., and Port Townsend, Wash.) from 2003 to 2010, where he led the successful turn-around of the institution, and Antioch University Southern California (Los Angeles and Santa Barbara).
Other administrative and faculty appointments include academic dean/vice president, dean of the college, and professor at Pacific Oaks College (Pasadena, Ca.); chairperson, communication department/director, graduate media studies/lead faculty, distance learning/distinguished lecturer in communications at the New School for Social Research (New York); chairperson, communications, film and video department, and associate professor at City College of New York.
He also served in positions at Saint Mary’s College of California (Moraga, Ca.), Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio), and Mount Vernon College (Washington, D.C.).
He has an extensive background in communications and education consulting and higher education administration. He served as the president of the Vermont Higher Education Council in 2006-2007; on the executive committee of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges from 2005 to 2010; and on the Board of Directors of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility from 2005 to 2010.